Navitaire will become a distinct business line within Amadeus’ Airline IT unit, with David P. Evans, the current CEO of Navitaire retaining that position. Amadeus will maintain the acquired company’s brand, which will be known as ‘Navitaire, an Amadeus company’.
The addition of Navitaire’s portfolio of products and solutions for the low-cost segment will complement Amadeus’ Alta Suite of offerings for its largely full-service carrier customer base, giving the company the ability to serve a wider group of airlines. Amadeus intends to market and sell the two product portfolios separately and will continue to invest in both platforms, enhancing the services and functionality availability to all types of carriers. Amadeus believes that the acquisition will enable it to improve the connectivity between different carriers within the same airline group or alliance and that the functionality from each platform will enhance the other.
As part of the acquisition, approximately 550 Navitaire employees, including the company’s senior management team, will transfer to Amadeus with immediate effect.
Amadeus’ acquisition of Navitaire has now received all necessary regulatory approvals, including competition clearance in the US, the European Union and Brazil.